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Creamy Vegetable Pasta Recipe - A creamy, yet healthy veggie loaded protein-packed pasta with asparagus and peas, all tossed in a lightened-up cream sauce!
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Creamy Asparagus Pasta

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Creamy Asparagus Pasta Recipe - A creamy, yet healthy veggie loaded protein-packed pasta with asparagus and peas, all tossed in a lightened-up cream sauce!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 264.5
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • water for boiling pasta
  • 1 box (14.5 oz.) Barilla® ProteinPLUS® Farfalle Pasta
  • 1 pound asparagus , cut into two-inch pieces, ends trimmed and discarded
  • 1 cup green peas (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion , finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose whole wheat white flour
  • 1/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 ounces room temperature cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • Fresh chopped parsley , for garnish

Instructions 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 7 minutes; add prepared vegetables to the pot and continue to cook for 3 more minutes, or until al dente.
  • Drain.
  • In the meantime prepare the sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes, or until tender.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour and chicken broth; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Add broth mixture to the onion mixture in the pan.
  • Whisk in milk; continue to whisk constantly and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and cook for 1 more minute, or until thickened.
  • Stir in the cream cheese; stir until melted.
  • Stir in the grated parmesan cheese and remove from heat.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta and vegetables to the sauce; stir until completely combined.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Asparagus Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264.5 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.7g10%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 9.9mg3%
Sodium 109.3mg5%
Carbohydrates 42.6g14%
Fiber 6.1g24%
Sugar 4.6g5%
Protein 13.7g27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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